What is Nutritional Immunology?

Our immune system is the best doctor on earth!
Nutritional Immunology (NI) is a science that studies the link between nutrition and the immune system. The immune system is made up of several organs akin to an army of soldiers within us. An immune system which is well nourished with superfoods will be able to 1) defend against diseases, 2) cleanse away toxins and 3) repair the cells. Western medications are often prescribed to relieve symptoms of an illness (e.g. paracetamol to suppress fever) but only the immune system is the body’s true doctor!


We are what we eat..
Nutritional Immunology (NI) does not focus on our need for basic nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, essential fats, vitamins and minerals which are already plentiful in this modern day and age. Many people are of the impression that they are eating well as they have access to all these basic nutrients as compared to 50 years ago during their grandparents era. However, have you notice and wonder why the increasing trend of people falling sick to diseases (e.g. cancer, stroke) despite easy access to these basic nutrients?

Prevention is better than cure..
Nutritional Immunology (NI) is a preventive science which focuses on strengthening the immune system by consuming wholesome plant foods that contain disease-fighting nutrients like antioxidants, phytochemicals and polysaccharides. As no particular plant or extract can satisfy all the nutrients requirement, scientists recommend eating at least 10-15 different types of plant foods daily. Nutritional Immunology (NI) also emphasizes the importance of getting these nutrients from plant superfoods in the wholesome and naturally–occurring form, vs chemically created or extracted forms.

How are superfoods selected using Nutritional Immunology (NI)?

Employing the amazing science called Nutritional Immunology (NI), the most nutrient-dense superfoods are stringently selected based on their species, age, parts, harvesting methods and processing techniques. This helps to retain optimum quality and quantity of nutrients thus achieving superfood synergy! As with all nutrition, superfoods are not miracle cures. With more antioxidants, phytochemicals and polysaccharides, our cells will be nourished, leading to healthier tissues, organs, body systems and correspondingly, us.

Do feel free to reach out to me if you would like to know more on NI. It is never too late to start nourishing your immune system! Share if you find this post useful 🙂

YingYing • +65 9199 6825 • yingying@nutritionimmunity.com

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